Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes is a model-activist, correspondent on Discovery Network’s Planet Green, author of bestselling style guide Style, Naturally, and Editor-at-Large of ABOVE Magazine. As brand ambassador and sustainability strategist for both Portico Home and Payless ShoeSource’s zoe&zac line, her work keeps her busy on and off camera, advising and consulting on various aspects of design, production and practice. She is also the Co-founder and CEO of, a B-2-B marketplace and design innovation platform that allows designers and retail sourcing specialists to search, compare and purchase more sustainable materials from around the world. Vanity Fair has named Oakes a "Global Citizen," Outside called her one of the "Top Environmental Activists," Glamour anointed her "70 Women of Green” and CNBC has named her one of the "Top 10 Green Entrepreneurs of 2010." Summer Rayne is a graduate of Cornell University with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology and is a Udall Environmental Scholar, National Wildlife Federation Fellow, and Property & Environmental Research Center Award Recipient. Oakes resides in Brooklyn, NY with her troop of exotic insects.
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